American Industries Calico M-100 .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Rifle w/100 RD MAG

SOLD FOR: $732.52

WOA#: WY231213LM014

Make: American Industries

Model: M-100

Serial Number: 000849

Year of Manufacture: 1980’s

Caliber: 22LR

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic Blowback Operation

Markings: The Left side of the frame is marked “CALICO M-100 .22LR”. The left side of the rear sight reads “U.S. & FOREIGN PATENTS PEND.”  Left side of the helical magazine is marked “CALICO M-100 .22LR” Next to the safety selector switch above the grip is marked with an “F” encapsulated by a red circle.  The right side of the helical magazine reads “ U.S. & FOREIGN PATENTS PEND. MADE IN U.S.A. AMERICAN INDUSTRIES”. The right side of the frame is marked “AMERICAN INDUSTRIES 000849 BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM, READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS”. The right side of the rear sight is marked “MADE IN BAKERSFIELD. CA.. U.S.A”.

Barrel Length: 17 ¾ ” barrel with integrated muzzle device

Sights / Optics: The rear sight is a square notch adjustable iron sight not integrated into the magazine like the pistol Calicos. The front sight is an adjustable wing protected post front sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The pistol grip and forend grips are black polymer, show minimal signs of wear and are in Excellent Condition. The cast aluminum receiver with its stainless steel bolt and forend show wear from handling and use. This Calico rifle features an underfolding blued steel skeletonized buttstock. This buttstock has rust in the hinges and inside the skeletonized rail, the stock is in Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its original finish. The balance of the finish has signs of handling wear and use throughout the body of the rifle. The 12 o’clock position at the tip of the muzzle device has a ding that has removed the finish.   The action spring is strong, the ejector is not chipped or bent, the bolt face is clean and the extractor spring is strong. Overall this rifle is in Good to Very Good Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this Rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: NONE

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle includes one 100rd helical magazine. The magazine is in Very Good Overall Condition with only one small dent on the aluminum strip on the bottom of the magazine.

Our Assessment: The Calico M100 rifle is a unique firearm known for its unconventional design and high-capacity magazine. Manufactured by Calico Light Weapons Systems, the M100 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .22 LR. One of the most distinctive features of the Calico M100 is its helical magazine, which holds 100 rounds of ammunition. This large capacity magazine sets it apart from traditional rifles and provides users with an extended shooting experience without the need for frequent reloading. The magazine’s spiral shape allows for efficient ammunition feeding and storage, though it also contributes to the rifle’s unique appearance. The M100’s design is often described as futuristic or unconventional, with a polymer frame and skeletal stock contributing to its lightweight construction. The Calico M100 rifle gained notable visibility due to its appearance in the 1987 science fiction comedy film “Spaceballs,” directed by Mel Brooks. In the movie, the Calico M100 rifle was humorously modified and portrayed as the “Blastech M10,” a fictional weapon used by Spaceballs troopers. The Blastech M10 in “Spaceballs” retained the distinctive helical magazine of the Calico M100, emphasizing its futuristic and unconventional appearance. The exaggerated design of the rifle added to the comedic nature of the film, which parodied popular science fiction franchises like “Star Wars.” While the Blastech M10 was purely a prop created for entertainment purposes, its resemblance to the Calico M100 further contributed to the rifle’s recognition among audiences, particularly fans of science fiction and firearms enthusiasts. This appearance in “Spaceballs” helped cement the Calico M100’s status as an iconic and memorable firearm in popular culture. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

American Industries Calico M-100 .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Rifle w/100 RD MAG
American Industries Calico M-100 .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Rifle w/100 RD MAG